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Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 bell peppers, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 cup porter beer 1/4 cup canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 2 (14.5 oz) cans fire roasted chopped tomatoes 3 1/2 cups (or 2 14.5 oz. cans) beans. Vegetarian Chipotle Chili 2 tablespoons canola oil 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion 1/2 cup chopped carrot 1 1/2 cup frozen chopped bell pepper 1 (1.0-ounce) package chili seasoning mix 1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle peppers. Add all of the spices, salt, the chipotle in adobo, sugar, canned tomatoes, beans, bulgur, vegetable broth, and stir. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and let cook for 30 minutes.

Bulgur should be tender. Taste and adjust the salt/seasoning. Dietitian Debbie’s vegetarian chipotle chili is hearty, spicy and perfect for warming you up from the inside out. Each bite is filled with beans, red peppers and savory, spicy tomato sauce.

Top with your favorite garnish of avocado, sour cream, fresh cilantro, tortilla chips or shredded cheese for an added flavor oomph and personal flair. Using any kind of smoked spice, be it chipotle, paprika, or even salt, also mimics that grilled meaty flavor. Third, use dried, unsoaked beans for best flavor and texture. Finally, give it a good dose of sweet sweet heat. No offense, but if you don’t like spicy, you should probably just make soup.

To make the Smoky Chipotle Vegetarian Chili on the stovetop, heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and peppers and sauté until they’re beginning to caramelize, about 8 minutes. Add the zucchini and yellow squash and sauté until. Cold weather calls for vegetarian chipotle chili. Sweet potatoes and kidney beans combined with spicy seasonings makes a perfect vegan, gluten-free meal.

This hearty vegetarian three bean chili is packed with protein from three varieties of beans: pinto, black, and kidney beans. Chipotle peppers give spice and smoky flavor to the chili. Serve it with rice to make it a more filling meal!Stir kidney beans, chili beans, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, chipotle chiles, bacon bits, chili sauce, hot pepper sauce, chili powder, brown sugar, cumin, and salt with the beef mixture. Step 3.

Turn the heat down to medium-low and add the garlic, chili powder, ½ tablespoon chopped chipotle peppers, cumin and cinnamon. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the bay leaf, black beans, tomatoes and their juices and broth.

Stir to combine and cover for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

List of related literature:

In the Vegetarian Chili recipe in the Recipe file, which is located within the Culinary Nutrition website at, carrots, garlic, mushrooms, onions and bell and chipotle peppers intermingle with basil, chili powder, cumin and oregano for a substantial and mouthwatering experience.

“Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking” by Jacqueline B. Marcus
from Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking
by Jacqueline B. Marcus
Elsevier Science, 2013

A vegetarian taco’s protein usually comes from black beans, pinto beans, or even tofu, while the veggie element will usually be a combination of crisp lettuce and a spicy salsa made with tomatoes, onions, chillies and garlic, sometimes served with creamy, tangy guacamole.

“Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eats” by Lonely Planet Food
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by Lonely Planet Food
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Place all of the ingredients (black beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, onion, lime and lemon juice, chili powder, paprika, cumin, and garlic) into a medium bowl and stir well.

“Straight Up Food: Delicious and Easy Plant-based Cooking without Salt, Oil or Sugar” by Cathy Fisher
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by Cathy Fisher
Green Bite Publishing, 2016

Still, the idea of a vegetarian chili has been rather daunting to me.

“The Vegetarian Planet: 350 Big-Flavor Recipes for Out-Of-This-World Food Every Day” by Didi Emmons
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by Didi Emmons
Harvard Common Press, 1997

There is no real substitute for chipotle peppers, but some alternatives are listed.

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Many chains offer chili in the colder months, but opt for the veggie chili without dairy.

“Living Vegan For Dummies” by Alexandra Jamieson
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This is a delicious vegetarian chili!

“Delicious Under Pressure” by Meredith Laurence, Jessica Walker
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Ingredients: Pinto beans, soy & rice tempeh, tomato sauce, onions, water, jalapeno peppers, serrano peppers, soy oil, chili powder, spices, sea salt, shoyu soy sauce, garlic powder.

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If you like the veggie or turkey chili just about as much as the beef chili, then the differential is nothing.

“The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life” by Bethenny Frankel, Eve Adamson
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Vegetarian chili

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  • Your chili made my mouth water, with all those delicious dry chiles and spices. I’m surprised you don’t toast and grind all your own spices, though, since I find that freshly ground spices are much more fragrant and flavorful, and I saw that you did use toasted and ground cumin in your vegetarian chili.

  • So is chilli is like the equivalent of stew? Except you add chilli? Especially the beef one the vegan one is different it the beef one is exactly like stew

  • it really did just occur to me that the reason I can’t make my own chili paste a la Andrew is because we only shop for groceries every two weeks and we do it like we’re broke.

  • I know that was a big pot but with all those Chili’s you put i feel like there wouldn’t have been enough toilet paper pre-Coronavirus in the Western hemisphere to deal with this afterwards.

  • I’ve been binging….Binging with Babish since discovering your channel a few days ago. I must say this is my favorite episode so far. Very well done. Loved the way you incorporate the sponsorship and of course the cooking is always top notch.

  • There is such a thing as creamy avocado soup, and chicken and avocado soup. If you do something like chicken and avocado soup, the avocado will hold it’s shape.

  • Griddle the avocado on a screaming hot skillet to give it a little char, just a minute or two really, adds a nice additional texture and taste

  • I am loving the way you add the product sponsor in the video, I laughed every time you thanked the fact you have bounty paper towels.
    Now I’m going to go buy bounty paper towels.

  • Love the video, but considering that it is a “basics” with Babish video, I think it should include ingredients that are more easily accessible to the amateur home cook.

  • I’m sorry but chili with nothing else save beef, chili paste, and some onions is in fact not chili but beef soup.
    Thank you for coming to my TED talk

  • I love the addition of sweet potato and cinnamon to this dish. I just had to give it a try with my own vegan recipe. Thank you it was a success. I never in a million years would have thought of adding sweet potato to humble chili thanks Jamie.

  • My chipotle order (because it’s valuable information)

    -black beans
    -white rice
    -grilled veggies (occasionally)
    -pico de gallo or *mild*
    -annnnd original Tabasco

  • Always wondered why Jalapeno chilies are renamed to Chipotle chilies when they’re grilled and smoked, and poblano chilies/peppers are renamed Ancho when they’re dried/smoked… We don’t call dried apricots ” snyzigies”.. they’re dried apricots. Smoked salmon is SMOKED SALMON. Why the renaming? Really curious.

  • I have never in my life seen a Youtuber or any other cook other than adventists use nutritional yeast. I’m pleasantly surprised. It’s good stuff.

  • Hey Babish, I tried to make the chili paste for the chili, but the only flavors I’m getting out of it are smoke, is that supposed to happen?

  • 3 or 4 cups of broth plus the (approximately) 3 cups of water from earlier when you made the spice paste

    I’ll just replace the water with broth

  • I tried a vegan chili once in cali and it was absolutely horrendous and left a bad taste in my mouth. However this vegan chili looks great and I’m willing to give this one a chance once it get semi cool again I live in the deep southern part of Georgia and its July and 98F with 98% humidity ill save this recipe and wait until December it should be in the low 40s by then ��.

  • The first chili looked really weird to me because it was basically just meat and sauce. I like lots of veggies in chili, with or without meat:)

  • Fucking paper towells. In spain everyone uses these towells that you can use for a week or two and then throw away (or wash for later use in cleaning the bathroom. I buy paper towels for specific uses, maybe your Poblano peeling could be a good excuse, or drying off sweating eggplant etc. Reduces paper waste that way.

  • Made the meat chilli with change of adobe chipotle couse i cant find them dried chipotle so i used one small can of a 100 grams or 58 grams dried turned amazing

  • Also for the Vegtarian I think some dried shitake could be lovely, as well as finishing it with some simmered tofu like some Korean stews

  • One of the best things I have every eaten is at Trudy’s in Austin, TX.

    Stuffed Avocado Spicy

    The famous original! A fried, cracker crumb breaded avocado stuffed with spiced chicken and cheese. On a bed of suiza sauce and more cheese. Served with Spanish rice and your choice of beans.

    Try it with beef Tinga on top for 2 more.

    Try it Veggie style for 10.5


  • I eat meat but I love trying vegan recipes. They’re often really interesting and tasty. My parents and grandparents generations grew up only ever boiling vegetables, and so no wonder people don’t seem to like them. Well made veg dishes are amazing. I’m trying to cut down on meat for environmental reasons and so since learning how to actually cook (rather than heat stuff up) I probably prefer veg to any kind of meat most of the time anyway. I use stuff like Quorn a lot too. And tofu is delicious if it’s actually made properly (i.e. You press and drain it for an hour or so before you slice it up and cook it, so that it’s not soggy or chewy but gets that really good crispy malliard reaction on it).

  • I’m not fully vegan but I really limit the meat and dairy in my diet. I have a vegan chili recipe that I found in the internet and tweaked a bit. It’s awesome, but things get boring after a while. I’ll add this recipe to my meatless arsenal, Thanks!

  • What a great, simple recipe. I always use at least one can of black beans in my chili, now I need to check out the blackeyed peas and/or hominy, i just never thought of those. Thanks for that.
    Something that brings some thickening and creamy mouth feel to chili and similar soups is a dollop of peanut butter. It also adds another subtle layer of flavor to it. It sounds weird, but try it at least once.

  • Loving the vegan recipes Glenn.We aren’t vegan but we do two vegan nights per week in our house and two of us are pescatarian so ty!This is being made the next snowy night

  • Thanks for your videos! I recently watched a video where you used a knife to extract garlic cloves that also involved a sharp knife. I couldn’t find the video so I ‘ll comment here because I wanted to tell you that I used an apple corer to break the bottom of the garlic and it worked in a safe easy way, better than using a sharp knife. Hope it helps!

  • I dip avocados in a beer and flour batter, then I cover them in panko and finally I fry them. The avocado just gets warm, even in the parts where the batter doesn’t fully cover.
    Apparently some people use avocado as a fat on sauces and baked goods.
    On a side note, to throw fresh diced avocado in soups of all kinds is very common practice in México.

    I think avocado isn’t cooked because it’s appeal it’s in the uniqueness of being a fat that you can eat fresh and raw, at least that’s my view which is the view of my culture, I believe.

  • Cooked avacado gets really creamy and almost slimy, but if it’s in a soup, it’ll probably start to break down instead of being too slimy

  • I’ve put avocado on pizza and baked it. It gets a softer but retains it’s integrity overall. Keeps the buttery flavor and texture.

  • I make this using whatever vegetables I have on hand (onion, garlic, carrots, mushrooms, celery, pepper) ground up in the food processor, sauté that then add the spices, tomatoes, mushroom broth and as many cans of mixed beans (6 bean) to create a chili / stew like soup. The vegetables add a natural thickness. It’s been a vegan family favourite for years.

  • If the avocado is really ripe, it will pretty much fall apart if you cook it. I’ve used slightly under-ripe avocados in egg scrambles and frittatas, and they soften up nicely.

  • Cooked avocado is lovely. Especially baked. This would be better with a squeeze of lime and tortilla strip chips as a topping garnish! Nice recipe. I often do something similar.

  • It is not cooked, but to me it was novel nevertheless: In East Timor (maybe they have it elsewhere as well) they served “Avocado Juice”. I was quite skeptical at first, but it turns out it is a really nice milkshake like drink.

    I suppose I would put some cilantro and/or parsley in that soup. Maybe make some quick caramelized onions in the microwave, garbanzo, kidney beans too. And a lot of sour cream!

  • There’s a trick Heston Blumenthal uses to make his chili con carne taste “beefier”, which is to throw a star anise in while he’s sweating off the onion, but removing it before adding any liquid. I wonder what that would do for this soup’s flavor profile?

  • Love a nice chunky soup, and yes I’m the same when it comes to vegan or vegetarian, but the stupid thing is I’d eat that soup no problems ����������������������������������������

  • Chili A hearty stew made with chile peppers and cubed or ground meat, ultimately derived from the Mexican-style chile con carne. There is no such thing as vegetarian chili…

  • Nice combination, pretty flavourful I would assume. Meat is not necessary to create nice flavours. When there are so many solid ingredients, I personally would prefer it less soupy and more like stew. A litte more mushy.

  • I spent about 2 years of my life being a vegan without cheats a personal experiment on millions of myths about veganism and athleticism.
    My take on it is that every cook should force themselves, for a period of time, to cook without butter, eggs, cheese, cream, etc etc etc… and focus on developing complex flavors with simple vegetables.
    This chili looks great:-)

  • Definitely going to try this one. We’ve been wanting to cut out some of the meat from our diet and this seems like an easy (and tasty!) way to do that.

  • This chilli would cost an actual shit-ton of money to make, especially trying to source those chillies in the UK. You can just buy some minced beef and powdered spices for a fraction of the cost and still get a delicious, meaty chilli. This was hardly “basic.”

  • How convenient that two hours ago I was wondering what I could do to use up the last of my TVP in the pantry. Will definitely be making a tweaked version of this.

  • Now I have to review ‘hominy.’ I would thicken the broth a bit with arrowroot or cornstarch. I have used your idea of mixing different canned beans and that made my food better in flavor and texture: each spoonful or ‘chew’ offered something a little different.

  • Hey thanks so much for something hearty and warming during the cold times. Weather is abysmal over here in Europe (wet and cold to the bone) so this is really handy <3

  • As a subscriber who’s been vegan for nearly most of my life, it’s wonderful to see you making something that’s vegan! ���� I love seeing you cook and whatnot but as soon as I see you using meat, it becomes hard to watch for me so seeing this has made my day! Thank you! ��

  • In Switzerland we say “Jedes Bönli macht es Tönli” (swiss-german). Translated this means: “Every little bean makes a little noise.”

  • Highly recommend adding in some crushed up tortilla chips / masa / corn flour a great thickener for dairy-free chili / chile soups.

  • ok i’m the worst troll ever I can’t follow through with my own jokes, I’m being sarcastic when I say that it’s pronounced “chi-po-del”, sigh. It was just another bad joke from shit chef supreme banana, what a surprise.

  • i bought a veggie burrito yesterday and it was good asf but i it came apart and fell everywhere at target i was hella embarrassed…

  • But cami:( the only thing better than the middle of the burrito is the build-up getting there �� like biting into the top and eventually getting to the middle �� like how can you not love that? It’s like just having a straight orgasm with no buildup ������ it’s about the journey not the destination cami ����

  • Firstly, I was surprised to hear that the pinto beans were vegan now, but I did my research. And they ARE!!

    Second, I laughed so hard when you placed your hand behind the bite of food!! “There’s our bite.”

  • GURL I DID NOT KNOW YOU HAD BRACESS!!! I got them tightened and finally got a reason to skip school:’) doesn’t pay the fact that I am DYING. But funny how I still eat chips and I don’t really care:D TREAT YO’ SELF

  • Am I wrong but I thought the pinto beans and guacamole were definitely not vegan?? Pinto beans have meat in it and guacamole has milk?

  • Can we please also add that liberally used ‘Downy Paper Towels’ come at the expense of liberally decimated rainforests.

    What the wasteful and entitled Americans don’t get is that there is NO FREE LUNCH (all pun intended).

  • They should start putting out vegan shredded cheese and sour cream. I’m not vegan yet I might go vegan. But I’m pescatarian. If places like this my favorite! Had more vegan options I’d be more willing to go vegan now! But I’m slowly getting there. Their sofritas is really yummy but a bit to spicy

  • yumm chipotel has the best vegan food of any restaurant I’ve ever been to. I ate there just once when I cheated on my raw vegan diet when I was in Vegas so I hopped off the wagon and ate cooked food and it was SO FRICKEN AMAZING!! if I ever ate cooked food again it would definitely be at chipotel lol and the chips and salsa was so good and the sofritas are to die for!! God I want some

  • I suggest if you’re truly vegan, not to eat at chipotle unless you know someone who works there who can’t confirm they are careful with their food. I work at Chipotle and I can tell you, we drop meat in everything, especially the sofritas since its literally right next to the meat, we touch the meat and touch the cheese and lettuce and the burrito we are wrapping for you, all the handles to the spoons have meat juice on them so if you are getting lettuce you will get some of the meat juice we just touched from the salsa ladle. Drips of meat constantly get into the beans, etc.
    Just… look. It’s a small area of food together.
    Just… if you are a strict vegan, and don’t want products that have meat juice in it or have been contaminated with a piece of meat falling into it, I recommend you NOT have it.
    (I also know some chipotles cook the pinto beans with bacon fat)

  • Just found your channel I love your content already based off this video, when you said “bone apple teit” I lost it�� again Im new here so idk if you’re actual vegan or vegetarian so if someone could let me know that’ll be appreciated

  • dude yes. I get the bowl w a shit ton of lettuce added to it too and I honestly just use it to dip the chips in and 10/10 amazing. I ask for “an absurd amount of corn salsa” and it makes it great.

  • Im not vegan or vegetarian, and i only get sofritas. One time i tried getting a meat one again, didnt even like it. Chipotle knows how to do tofu.

  • Me again, finally made this tonight and, wow, it’s amazing.  Don’t get me wrong, i LOVE meat and I love chili with meat, but this was so intriguing I had to try it.   I have a friend who’s vegan who I’m going to reccomend this to.

    One thing though, on the printed version, it doesn’t say when to add the squash.  I almost forgot to add it, but I had seen the video and remembered before I put everything away while it was simmering. Glad I did too, I think that really compliments the other flavors.  Thanks so much for another keeper

  • Just finished making this but I made it with lean ground beef instead of butternut squash. Amazing! I’m sure this would be great as is but I have a house full of meat eaters. 😉

  • Wonderful recipe, Mary Ann! I looked at your recipe & I was wondering approx. how much would one serving size be? Thanks so much for all you do for us! Take-care, Charmaine.

  • I made this in a crock pot, and it was my first time making chili. So good!! I made it as close to the recipe as possible except I didn’t have chipotle chili powder